We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very Moving...if one is religious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cave of Apocalypse

Cave of Apocalypse
Near Skala | Patmos, 85500, Greece (Formerly Monastery of the Apocalypse)
0247/31-234
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Patmos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A beautiful monastery built near the cave where St. John the apostle wrote the Book of Revelations.
Kingston New York
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Very Moving...if one is religious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We went to the Cave of the Apocalypse in the afternoon (as well as the Monastery which is very close by) in the charming village of Chora, Patmos. We took a tour that was arranged for us by True Greece (that company rocks!). The Cave is small and prophetic. We happen to be religious and it was quite moving, even though one wonders if it was the heat that "got" to St. John (just kidding). That being said, it was quite a spiritual experience for me personally. There is not much to see but worth it if you take a guided tour. There were only a handful of people there at the time we visited. Make sure you attach the Monastery tour with it.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

126 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    70
    29
    17
    9
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Athens
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“should not miss to visit this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

fantastic atmosphere and history of the place. Strong feelings. Attracts visitors from all over the world, should not miss to visit

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“a lot ado for nothing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

infested by flocks of tourists unloaded from buses, a very small grotto with poorly displayed treasuries. Buy a postcard of the frescoes and icons and spare your time

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canberra, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Amazing to thing John wrote revelation here. Was Jesus there? Can't beat real places that have influenced much of the world.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sightseeing at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The atmosphere and sense of history. Ensure knees and shoulders are covered for both sexes.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cave of Apocalypse also viewed

 
Skala, Patmos
 

Been to Cave of Apocalypse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cave of Apocalypse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.